A Life Raft for the Overwhelmed & Exhausted

A Life Raft for the Overwhelmed & Exhausted

This is part two in my series to reclaim the expression “self care.” (Check out part one here.)If you want to love your people well, do amazing work and make a difference, but spend most days treading the waters of overwhelm and exhaustion, self care is your life raft.But you need a specific kind of self care. Two kinds actually. Comfort self care and growth self care.Let’s talk about comfort care, first. Comfort self care practices should:Give you comfort that lasts beyond the moment. Don’t spend time, money or energy on comfort self…Read more
The Unfortunate Misunderstanding of Self Care

The Unfortunate Misunderstanding of Self Care

"The way we think about self care is unfortunate, even tragic, because self care is the greatest tool we have to fight the mortal enemy of despair."Jen HoffmanI hope you have NO idea what Rob Bell is talking about when he says, “Despair is the belief that tomorrow will be just like today.”But if you’re in that dark place…If you’re just bracing for another stressful Holiday Season…If you want to love your people, do good work and make a difference, but you just feel so overwhelmed, tired and burned out...I want to reach…Read more
{Video} 3 Exercises To Do If Everyone In Your House Is Sick

{Video} 3 Exercises To Do If Everyone In Your House Is Sick

The air around me is filled with the typical sounds of the season. No, I'm not talking about Christmas music. Sneezing and coughing. My people are battling some kind of cold virus, and it's no fun at all. I need to stay healthy so I can keep this ship afloat, so I'm doing a few key exercises to support my lymphatic and immune function. Try them with me right now. (Side note that I hope you don't need - these three exercises are also great as you are recovering from the cold or flu. Take it easy…Read more
The Willpower Myth – Why It is Actually a Bad Thing

The Willpower Myth – Why It is Actually a Bad Thing

You want to wake up and exercise every morning. Or, you decide to cut sugar out of your diet. Or, you are trying again to end your procrastination habits.You might think that all of these goals would be possible if you just had more willpower. But, the research shows willpower is NOT effective in the long run AND it can actually be harmful to your health and wellness!If you don't need more willpower, what do you need?Learn more about working with me to create some amazing, LASTING habits and rituals in the last 12…Read more
How Tech is Changing Our Bodies and What We Can Do About It

How Tech is Changing Our Bodies and What We Can Do About It

Yes, our use of technology *is* changing our bodies. We are hunched over our screens and experiencing...Tech Neck (neck and shoulder pain resulting from our heads hanging forward)Back and hip pain (from sitting in our chairs while we look at screens)Cardiovascular disease and some types of cancer from being sedentary most of the day.That is the bad news. But, there is good news. We don't have to give up our phones, desk jobs or our tech. There is a middle ground. We can live in this modern age AND feel great!My Tech Body Fix…Read more